Sunday, August 14, 2022

Select Board Meets to Discuss Drought Impact

The Holliston Select Board held a rare mid-week, mid-day meeting prompted by the urgent need for water at the Pinecrest Golf Course.  Mr. Ahern and Mr. Sparrell were on vacation.  Vice-chair John Cronin called the remote meeting to order at 3:00pm. 

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Feast or Famine

The summer of 2021 brought only six days of sunshine in one of the most moisture laden months on record. Local farms were literally under water. Fast forward a year and we have almost a “total extreme” Mark Ahronian of Ahronian Landscape told the Reporter on Wednesday morning.

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Pantry Shelf Needs Help!

Holliston Pantry Shelf, the non-profit food pantry located at 73 Charles Street, is seeking food donations to help feed our neighbors in need.

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Additional State Funding Available to Artists

The Holliston Cultural Council distributes grant money provided by the State to local artists and other providers of culture. The Council has learned that another source of State funding for local artists will soon become available.

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Fire / EMS Log for Week of July 15 – 21, 2022

The ambulance crews handled several medical emergencies during this reporting period.
This is another week when on one day (Thursday, the 21st) there were no emergency calls to HFD.

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Critical Home Repairs Available to Eligible Holliston Seniors

The Holliston Senior Center and the Greater Worcester Area Habitat for Humanity are partnering in a new Home Repair Program available beginning in July 2022.

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MassBay’s Radiologic Technology’s Class of 2022 Achieves Perfect Pass Rate

MassBay Community College proudly announced today that its Class of 2022 has achieved a perfect pass rate on the national American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT) licensure exam. Individuals who pass this exam are fully qualified to enter the profession and work as Radiologic Technologists. In addition to passing the ARRT exam, all seven MassBay graduates were offered jobs in the field.

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Holliston Happenings: Week of July 24 – 30, 2022

A hot week id forecast for Holliston. A good time to visit the COOL Senior Center for activities.
The Select Board is not meeting this week.

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John Mason Batchelder – Keen Observer of a Proper Holliston

The recording of local history during the 19th and early 20th century advanced significantly with the rise of newspapers that preserved – especially for the benefit of future historians – the everyday, seemingly mundane local news as well as “ancient” history.
Holliston is looking forward to 2024, when the town will celebrate 300 years since its incorporation. . . We want to hear from people who have lived in Holliston all their lives (the so-called Townies), and we also want to hear from people who moved here last week.

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Tim’s Trot Sponsors Wanted

We hope you are enjoying the summer!  We are now making plans for the TENTH (and final) ANNUAL TIM’S TROT – which will be held on Saturday, September 17, at Holliston High School.  September seems far away, but it will be here before we know it.

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Additional Water Use Restrictions Effective Saturday July 23, 2022

Due to significant drought conditions, it is necessary to increase outside water use restrictions within the town.

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Holliston Real Estate Sales: June 2022 – Part 2

This is the remainder of the 32 Holliston properties that transferred ownership in June 2022.
Also included is the comparative month-to-month and year-to-year data.

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